Email Management 101
Create and manage gmail filters
I create gmail filters for each of the new sites I join. At first, I create a label (folder), and redirect them to that label (skip inbox, send to label xxx, do not send to spam, do not mark important). This makes it handy to find them, and allows you to click only the emails you need to click for points rather than opening/clicking everything offering points.
If it looks like it is a site I will be clicking emails to get points, I leave them in a label, otherwise I change to delete
I create several administrative labels:
I create major project labels:
Trick to keep your important folders at the top of the list…
put one or more exclamation points at the beginning of the label name. The more ! the more important.
For those things not redirected to labels…
As I am reviewing emails, I move messages (the folder icon) to the appropriate folder
Email Action Times: 3-4 times per day
Morning, Noon, Late Day I review the Admin Folders and work the emails that require action
Those things I cannot resolve, they go on my Gmail Task list for short term, Gmail calendar for scheduling, reminders of deadlines and benchmarks
CONTROL YOUR EMAIL – DON’T LET YOUR EMAIL CONTROL YOU!